Solomon Trimble’s The Price to Have a Panel at Comic Con

The Price Film Trailer (2011) from The Price on Vimeo.

Solomon Trimble, who portrayed Sam in the first Twilight movie, has a project at Comic Con. According to their press release:

Los Angeles and NYC based filmmakers James St. Vincent & Zeke Pinheiro will be attending Comic-Con to promote the film alongside their cast which includes renowned indie filmmaker, Carlos Gallardo (“el Mariachi”), Solomon Trimble (“Twilight”) and Mali Elfman

Filmmakers James St. Vincent and Zeke Pinheiro will travel from NYC and Los Angeles for the screening of their short film, “The Price,” (official website) at the Comic-Con Convention & International Independent Film Festival on July 20-24th. They will be joined for the screening and panel by established actor and producer, Carlos Gallardo, whose film “el Mariachi” catapulted him and partner Robert Rodriguez into independent film acclaim when they won the Sundance Film Festival in 1993, and Mali Elfman, daughter of legendary composer Danny Elfman.

Set in an abrasive and economically devastated New York City, “The Price” tells the story of two outlaws and the bounty hunter who pursues them. Inspired by Italian Westerns of the 1960s, the film is a mash-up of “A Fistful Of Dollars” and “Mad Max” with a little “Escape From New York” to complete the highly stylized vision of this production.

“The Price” short was produced as both a stand-alone piece as well as a way to create awareness of the feature film version which is slated to begin principal photography Summer 2012 in New York City. Explains writer and co-director James St. Vincent, “I wanted to make a western. It was that simple. I wanted to make a 1960’s Italian style western with Zapatista overtones a la Sergio Corbucci. And I wanted it to be a complete story from beginning to end rather than just a chapter in the bigger story.”

Official festival selections since Spring 2011 include The Vail Film Festival, CineFest San Antonio, The Long Island Film Festival and The Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival. Upcoming screenings include The Manhattan Film Festival and The AOF Festival in LA. In September the team will travel to Almeria, Spain as an Official Selection for the Almeria Western Film Festival which takes place amongst the still standing sets from many of the most well known Spaghetti Westerns such as “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly” and “A Fistful of Dollars”.

Comic-Con Screening & Panel
Thurs July 21 | 11:45AM | Marriot Marquis Hall 1 & 2

Solomon Trimble at Quileute Days

Solomon Trimble took part in the annual Quileute Days performing a traditional dance and answering questions for visitors and Twilight fans.

[Solomon]…joined a group of 45 dancers and singers from the Quileute, Quinault and North Star tribes in a 2 ½-hour cultural arts program. He wore black shorts with a red and white cape gown, and carried a decorative wolf headpiece in the ceremonial dance ‘Into our home’.

“We are honored to have you into our home,” said Sonny Woodruff, who organized the dance with tribal vice chairwoman Bonita Cleveland. After the dance, Trimble gave Cleveland a robe he received from his mother.

“My mom said you have to give it back to me in 50 years when you’re done with it,” Trimble said.

“I did not expect anything like that,” Cleveland said of Trimble’s gift. “I feel very honored.”

As part of the Quileute’s tradition of returning a gift with another gift, Cleveland gave Trimble a robe depicting an eagle and a whale.”

Read the full account here.

Quileute Days Has Special Guest

According to their press release, the Quileute Nation will have actor Solomon Trimble on hand for the annual Quileute Days celebration.

TWILIGHT actor, Solomon Trimble, who portrayed Sam Uley in Stephenie Meyer’s mega- hit, will be the special guest of The Quileute Nation of La Push, WA during their annual Quileute Days celebration July 17-19 2009.

Solomon Trimble (Mescalero Apache, Lakota) has been a traditional Native American Grass Dancer since the age of 3.  Twilight was his cinematic debut.

He served as a cultural consultant for a few films by Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with PBS.

Stephenie Meyer’s comments about Solomon:

“It was pretty amazing. I looked up and did a double take. “Aren’t you…Sam?” I asked. Solomon laughed and agreed that he was. He had a couple of technical werewolf questions for me (ex. “Can werewolves phase underwater?” Answer: Yes) and I tried to control my enthusing. Solomon was super friendly and interesting, and though he looks awesome on film, he’s even more incredible in person. His features are just so stunning!”

Twilight fans are encouraged to attend and enjoy a photo op with Solomon Trimble on First Beach!

The Quileute Tribe extends a cordial welcome to all to join them for their celebration of cultural heritage and modern lifestyle.  Guests will enjoy a traditional Salmon bake, Quileute arts and crafts, dancing and songs, adult and youth softball tournaments, parade and a fireworks display.

All inquiries regarding this release and/or the Quileute Nation may be directed to Jackie Jacobs at or 206-388-9200.